Self Esteem is the latest name to be added to the Bristol Sounds 2023 roster

Self Esteem is the latest name to be added to the Bristol Sounds 2023 roster

Posted on: 20 Mar 2023

Organisers of the Bristol harbourside concert series have today announced that unapologetic Mercury nominated pop star Self Esteem will close the summer 2023 programme.


Self Esteem plays Canons Marsh Amphitheatre for Bristol Sounds on Sunday 25 June 2023.


With Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Jacob Collier, 90s rock heroes James and much-loved folk rock band Levellers all already announced as headliners, Bristol’s ever-popular open-air concert series is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before.


Tickets for Self Esteem’s Sunday headline show go on sale this Thursday 23 March.





As Self Esteem, Rotherham native Rebecca Taylor, has broken free of her indie band past (she was previously one-half of 2010s buzz band Slow Club) and become the unapologetic pop star she always wanted to be. 


Her 2019 debut Compliments Please saw Taylor explore her feelings of insecurity and misogyny-induced frustration, embracing a unique lyrical style of compelling truth-telling. 


Sophomore effort Prioritise Pleasure was widely regarded as one of 2021’s top records, praised for its fearlessness in tackling issues around female autonomy, self-love and more in an intimate, witty manner, all the while partnered with anthemic pop rhythms and euphoric live performances, 

The album was a widespread critical success, winning numerous prestigious awards including BBC Music Introducing’s Artist Of The Year, Guardian Album of the Year and more. This, partnered with a Mercury Award nomination, has secured Self Esteem’s reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting pop acts.


Bristol Sounds 2023 will be kicked off by 5-time Grammy award-winning multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier on Thursday 22 June. Friday 23 will see legendary 90s rock group James, known for hits such as ‘Laid’ and ‘Sit Down’, drop by Bristol Harbourside.


On Saturday 24 sees Bristol Sounds first with a special all-dayer entitled ‘A Beautiful Day Out’. Headliners Levellers will be joined by the likes of The Selector, Black Grape, Peat & Diesel and Goldie Looking Chain.



Then, on Sunday 25 June, Self Esteem (plus some yet-to-be-announced special guests) will grace the Canons Marsh Amphitheatre Stage. Tickets for this exciting climax go on sale this Thursday 23 March, secure yours HERE.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.